Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Definitions for entelechy
- a realization or actuality as opposed to a potentiality.
- (in vitalist philosophy) a vital agent or force directing growth and life.
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Citations for entelechy
Something abstruse from Aristotle haunts him, a distinction between the "generally" understood version of entelechy, meaning one's potential, and Aristotle's version, shading over into potential fulfilled.
Other girls might aspire to diamond rings or posts in student government; our mission was to locate Truth on whatever library shelf it might be found. And to see, as some home to see God, entelechy: essence unfurling itself in the passage from potential to actual reality.